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Uncommon Arrangements

by Katie Roiphe
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN 13: 0748115579
ISBN 10: 9780748115570
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Synopsis : Uncommon Arrangements written by Katie Roiphe, published by Hachette UK which was released on 2010-02-04. Download Uncommon Arrangements Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. 'Uncommon Arrangementsisa vibrant, compelling portrait of these people's inner lives,and positively fizzes with scandal and emotion . ..This isa marvellous paradeof old-fashioned British eccentricity .. . Their trials make for themost ... -- Drawing on the memoirs, letters and diaries of a group of British intellectuals writing between 1910 and the Second World War, UNCOMMON ARRANGEMENTS paints a witty and insightful portrait of seven 'marriages a la mode', each triumphantly casting off Victorian inhibitions and pursuing bohemian ideals of freedom and equality. But as well as love and passion, there were tolerance, denial, anger, jealousy and drama. The Bloomsbury group's Clive and Vanessa Bell opened up their marriage to accommodate Vanessa's live-in lovers, and Clive's obsession with his sister-in-law, Virginia Woolf. H.G. Well's steadfast wife sent her love to his mistress Rebecca West when their son was born. And Vera Brittain and Katherine Mansfield, more devoted to their work than to their husbands, wrestled with unfulfilled desires. This is both a fascinating exploration of love, affection and friendship in marriage, and a brilliantly entertaining account of a dazzling era of high-society high living.

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